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Film REVIEW: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - ★★★★

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

Director: Peter Jackson

Writer: Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro

Based on: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Themes: Wizard, Hobbit, Dragon

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

The film received mixed reviews from critics.


Euan (Age 12) - ★★★★

"The films as usual are different but good. In my opinion, watch the films first."

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows: Part 2 (2011) - #20 - ★★★★★

  2. Avatar (2009) - #86 - ★★★★★

  3. Thor (2011) - #134 - ★★★★

  4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) - #152 - ★★★★

  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - #204 - ★★★★

  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - #205 - ★★★★

  7. Wonder Woman (2017) - #228 - ★★★★

  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - #449 - ★★★★

  9. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) - #450 - ★★★★

  10. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - #556 - ★★★

Another massive fantasy franchise is the Harry Potter films including their own dragon in the final film - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. There's more eco-friendly adventure beginnings in Avatar. For more J.R.R. Tolkien adventures check out the other Hobbit films (The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies) and The Lord of the Rings trilogy from Peter Jackson. For superhero movies with a bit of a classical fantasy vibe check out Thor and Wonder Woman. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is another beginning of a prequel series.

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